“Sailing into 2020” seminar: V.Ships talks high quality, consistent ship management

(Jan 30 2020)

An interactive two-day “Sailing into 2020” seminar was hosted by V.Group at the Chennai office in December 2019 for customers and seafarers of V.Ships India.



Pilotage issues addressed

(Sep 01 2014)

The International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) has put together a guide for pilots, Masters and seafarers.*



ECDIS’ tanker mandation getting closer

(Sep 01 2014)

In the IMO’s staggered ECDIS ship type mandation scheme, all existing tankers of 3,000 gt and above will be required to carry ECDIS from their first survey after 1st July, 2015.



Tsakos’ academy wins its spurs

(Apr 01 2014)

Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (TCM) Maria Tsakos TCM Academy has recently been accredited as an Approved Training provider by lloyd’s register, as well as being certified to the BS EN iSO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Standard by lrQA.



ECDIS Ltd to open up in Asia

(Apr 01 2014)

Uk-based training concern ECdiS ltd is expanding its empire by opening up in Singapore.



Polar Code updated raws nearer

(Apr 01 2014)

In February, the IMO agreed on training requirements for seafarers on board ships in Arctic regions.



FURUNO training centres open in UAE and Italy

(Mar 31 2014)

The FURUNO NavSkills network of training centres has been expanded with a further two locations opened in Sharjah, UAE and Mola di Bari, Italy.



Seafarers’ security guidance certification agreed

(Feb 28 2014)

Guidance on training and certification requirements for ship security officers (SSOs) and seafarers with designated security duties has been agreed by the IMO.



UKHO launches e-books

(Feb 28 2014)

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched a number of its Nautical Publications as e-books.



Ambitious new training centre set to open

(Nov 30 2013)

Alfa Laval’s Test & Training Centre is to be officially opened on 15th January 2014.



From paper charts to ECDIS

(Nov 30 2013)

Advice and practical assistance to help with the extra risks posed by the transition from navigating by paper charts to using an ECDIS are given in a new book published by The Nautical Institute (NI).



New engine room simulators for gas as fuel

(Nov 30 2013)

“The ever increasing cost of conventional marine diesel and heavy fuel bunkers and new exhaust gas emission regulations is forcing ship operators to move to liquid gas fueled propulsion systems,” said Graham Wagstaff, Business Development Manager Te...



Quality demands quality

(Oct 14 2013)

The chemical tanker market is no stranger to adversity, over the years facing rising fuel costs, oversupply and emissions regulations.



KVH expands its seafarer leisure offerings

(Aug 31 2013)

KVH Industries has strengthened its OEM and leisure marine business with the appointment of dedicated marine sales manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).



Operational and service ECDIS improvements continue

(May 15 2013)

The IMO seems to be moving towards answering some of the questions thrown up by ECDIS operations with the help of OEMs.




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